Fisker CEO claims OCEAN SUV model is world’s most sustainable car

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Fisker CEO said on Monday that the company’s first model Fisker OCEAN is the world’s most sustainable car based on the number of recycled & biodegradable materials used in its production but also considering the CO2-neutral factory.

“World’s most sustainable car! How? We measure it, we know exactly how much recycled & biodegradable materials we are using in each Ocean & that it’s made in a CO2 neutral factory. We will publish our extensive ESG report in August…”, the CEO wrote on Instagram.

The five-passenger Fisker Ocean Sport features a range of 250 mile (U.S.) with a starting price of $37,499 in the US. The top trim Fisker Ocean Extreme travels 350 miles (U.S.) on a single charge with dual motor all-wheel-drive and three driving modes.

Recently, the EV maker announced that has surpassed 50,000 reservations for its first model Fisker Ocean and 3,200 for the Pear model. The production for the second model is expected to begin in 2024 and prototype testing is slated for late 2022.

Last week, the company announced a new digital Financing Platform that offers convenient loan purchase options to its customers. The EV maker also reaffirmed Chase and Santander Consumer Finance financing partners for retail clients in the U.S. and Europe, respectively.

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On July 1, the company began offering early reservation holders in some markets the opportunity to secure a Fisker Ocean One by committing to a $5,000 non-refundable deposit. Considering that the company is still four months away from producing the first unit and that there were no test-drives opportunities so far, the decision was seen as controversial.

On his Instagram account, the CEO Henrik Fisker commented the controversial decision saying “the $5k down, means you have a firm order, where we can plan the build with your color & trim choice”.

“Your Ocean ONE will come with a specific number assigned & over $5K of included options. If you can’t afford the Ocean ONE or reserved later, you can keep your place on the reservation list and wait for the other versions coming later next year,” he added.

Recently, the CEO announced that the company will ship three vehicles to the United States for the Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) tests while confirming the start of the production for November 17 at the Austrian facility located in Graz.

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